The 2002 Whopper Archive

Gossip, speculation, and scuttlebutt about politics.
Jan. 10 2003 5:05 PM

The 2002 Whopper Archive

Dec. 27, 2002: Holman Jenkins, Jr.
Dec. 20, 2002: Cherie Blair
Dec. 6, 2002: Hiro Ueki
Nov. 29, 2002: Egan Acres Tree Farm
Nov. 22, 2002: Dr. Janet Travell
Nov. 16, 2002: Fox News
Nov. 15, 2002: Manhattan's 92nd Street Y
Nov. 8, 2002: William Webster
Nov. 1, 2002: Harvey Pitt
Oct. 25, 2002: George W. Bush
Oct. 18, 2002: North Korea
Oct. 11, 2002: Michael Bloomberg
Sept. 27, 2002:
Rep. Tom Tancredo
Sept. 13, 2002:
Al-Muhajiroun
Sept. 6, 2002:
National Republican Congressional Committee
Aug. 29, 2002:
Eddie Joe Lloyd
Aug. 22, 2002:
Larry Klayman
Aug. 2, 2002:
Al Gore
July 26, 2002: Princeton Admissions Dean
Stephen LeMenager
July 19, 2002:
James Traficant
July 12, 2002: Maryland Lt. Gov. candidate
Michael S. Steele
July 5, 2002:
Hesham Mohamed Hadayet
June 28, 2002:
WorldCom
June 21, 2002:
Terry Lynn Barton
June 14, 2002:
Tom Ridge
June 7, 2002: Former FBI Deputy Director
Weldon Kennedy
May 31, 2002:
Ari Fleischer
May 23, 2002:
Condoleezza Rice
May 17, 2002:
Robert Mueller
May 9, 2002: Karl Rove
May 3, 2002:
Gen. Richard Myers
April 25, 2002:
Donald Rumsfeld
April 18, 2002: George W. Bush
April 11, 2002: The Rev. Robert J. Banks, archdiocese of Boston
April 5, 2002:
George W. Bush
March 29, 2002: Major League Baseball
March 21, 2002:
Billy Graham
March 14, 2002: INS Commissioner
James W. Ziglar
March 8, 2002:
Robert Zoellick and the U.S. steel industry
Feb. 28, 2002:
Al Sharpton
Feb. 22, 2002: Olympic skating judge
Marie-Reine Le Gougne
Feb. 14, 2002:
Kenneth Lay
Feb. 8, 2002: Enron spokeswoman
Peggy Mahoney
Jan. 31, 2002:
Monsanto
Jan. 24, 2002:
Linda Chavez
Jan. 17, 2002:
George W. Bush
Jan. 10, 2002:
Simon & Schuster
Jan. 4, 2002: The
Associated Press

(Click here  to access the Whopper Archive for 2001.)

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